North Korea denies mistreatment of U.S. captive Otto Warmbier

Pauline Gross
June 26, 2017

Sadly, he passed away after suffering from what his doctors say were severe neurological injuries that he acquired while in North Korea.

"The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week after his return to the U.S.in his normal state of health indicators is a mystery to us as well", the spokesman was quoted as saying by the official Korean Central News Agency.

"I asked on behalf of Dennis for [Warmbier's] release three times", Chris Volo told ABC as Rodman stood beside him.

He was detained in the foreign country for 15 month before he was returned to his parents in a vegetative state due to the coma that he fell into during his prison sentence. The South Korean president, a strong ally of the USA, said that the North is heavily responsible for Warmbier's death.

About the death of the American student, Trump said, "Frankly, if he were brought home sooner, I think the results would have been a lot different".

"We condemn any and all messages that endorse hatred and convey insensitivity toward a tragic even such as the one that Otto Warmbier and his family suffered, " the university said in a statement last week.

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"When I was organizing the trip and I (met) with the delegates here, I addressed Otto Warmbier and I said to them we would need some type of good faith if we're ever going to do some type of future sports relations".

In a joint interview with ABC News, Rodman's agent credited Warmbier's release to Rodman's brief visit to Pyongyang earlier this month.

Both the State Department and Warmbier's father, Fred, deny Rodman played a role in the release. It told American officials that Mr. Warmbier had contracted botulism and fallen into a coma after taking sleeping pills, according to his family, which was briefed by the officials.

Rodman said, "I was just happy to see the kid released". We jumped up and down.

North Korea reportedly told a US official that Warmbier contracted botulism and slipped intothe coma after taking a sleeping pill - they claimed to have released the student on "humanitarian grounds". "Some good things came out of this trip". In a press conference, Warmbier said "Dennis Rodman had nothing to do with Otto". Through statements on KCNA, North Korea said it dealt with him according to its domestic laws and global standards.

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